This week in Winning Post

Sydney's first million-dollar event of the spring takes the racing spotlight this Saturday, and the Kris Lees-trained Graff looks hard to beat.

The Run to the Rose has proved an accurate guide to the $1 million Golden Rose, and Graff was an unlucky second that lead-up event a fortnight ago.

Run to the Rose winner Lean Mean Machine and stablemate The Autumn Sun are seen as the main dangers.

Meanwhile in Melbourne the action shifts to Caulfield for the Testa Rossa, the How Now and the Naturalism.

Our form coverage kicks off on Friday with full form guides for Geelong and Scone plus fields, colours and selections for Canberra and Ipswich.

The metro racing this Saturday is at Caulfield in Melbourne, Rosehill in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide, the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and Belmont in Perth.

Winning Post carries full-colour liftout guides for all those meetings plus Tatura Cup day (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Kembla Grange (NSW edition) and Gold Coast (Queensland edition), as well as fields, tips, ratings and/or colours for other TAB Saturday cards.

On Sunday we've got liftout formguides for four more TAB meetings including Gold Nugget day at Sportsbet-Ballarat plus fields, ratings, tips and colours for a stack more Sunday and Monday programs.

Don't forget Winning Post now carries trackwork reports for all four Melbourne training tracks, all three in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide and a general Brisbane report.

Away from the form, we've got news columns from Queensland, NSW, six Victorian districts, SA and Tasmania.

Our readers have their say on page 4, while further back in the book Shane Templeton reminisces, Paul Richards presents his unique take on the sport, Tony Kneebone brings you his Snippets column and Number Cruncher delivers the stats that matter.

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Inside Winning Post September 22 edition you'll find liftout form guides for:
Moonee Valley (night), Benalla, Moruya
Mornington, Randwick, Morphettville, Doomben, Belmont, Newcastle (except Queensland), Gold Coast (Queensland edition)
Caulfield, Cootamundra, Sunshine Coast, Hobart
Should Winx be retired after the Cox Plate?
Eye Catchers
Each week Paul Richards identifies horses from recent race meetings that he believes are ready to win. Here we update you when they are about to have their next start.
Caulfield Saturday - R4 N9 Shokora
Caulfield Saturday - R7 N18 Yogi SCR
Caulfield Saturday - R8 N15 Peaceful State
Caulfield Saturday - R9 N13 Leather'n'lace
Morphettville Saturday - R6 N3 Yogi
Rosehill Gardens Saturday - R9 N3 Abdon
Rosehill Gardens Saturday - R5 N5 Noire
Letter of the Week

All bets are off

I wonder if anybody else is starting to share the view that all the hype and hysteria surrounding Winx is becoming a little ho-hum.
She is racing against horses that she is clearly superior too and barring an unfortunate set of circumstances it’s doubtful she will ever get beaten on her merits.
She is not a betting proposition and when she races in a leg of the quadrella it becomes no more than a treble by default.
Oh, if only the owners had the courage to have taken her overseas, that then would have generated a whole new level of continuing interest.
Yes, I understand winning four Cox Plates will place her further into the history books but her mere presence will mean a race I previously enjoyed placing a bet in, I might add with a reasonable degree of success, is now confined to a view-only spectacle, if that.

Greg Gade
Ingle Farm (SA)
Today's Racing
Saturday 22 September
Sunday 23 September
Monday 24 September
Social Networking

Paul Richards introduces a fun formula each week designed to come up with the odd winner for those looking for a small interest or to see if systems really work. On this page he subjects Saturday's fields to one of those systems: